Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Mondays (@ Worle) 58 New Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6AQ

Closed for the Summer

17:30 to 21:00 Beginner, Novice, Intermediate or Experienced archers welcomed.

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

18:15 to 20:30 indoors—main club shoot (Members Only)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Archery GB January Challenge Returns

archerygbSenior*  Indoor ‘January’ Challenge

The chance for ALL members to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early an drive to a different venue. *Juniors can enter, but will be counted alongside adults (often they do, and, of course, beat them) Categories include the usual categories but with an additional split for archers who commenced Archery after Feb 2018, more experienced archers and those who stared archery before 1994.

During January you can submit, via an on-line form, your best  Portsmouth score. Closing date for entries 5th February 2019.

A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website & Scores.

Remembrance Day Clout

cloutNovember 11th 2018 saw our first Remembrance Day Clout Shoot.  Interest in clout shooting has been growing steadily at GVA over the last few months. Always a popular part of the beginners’ course, we now have a regular group of long-distance archers on a Sunday morning.

In the build up to this years’ shoot the weather forecast was looking less than promising with whispers of possible cancellation. However, on the day we were blessed with dry and sunny conditions with only the occasional ‘Gordano Gust’ up from the Bristol Channel.

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All Saints’ Challenge – Round 1

St Andrew’s Day Tournament

Wed  28 Nov 201818:00 Set Up – All Archers st-andrews flag
18:00 Set Up
18.15 Assembly

Round : Portsmouth

Admission accepted by submission of a
St. Andrew’s Day Score Sheet, available on the evening


Normal Boss fees will apply, results will be published in the Members area .

Points collected from this tournament can be used as part All Saints’ Challenge.